Very first steps with AVR

More and more new hobbyists start with Arduino when learning microcontrollers. But the problem is that most important things are hidden inside processes, libraries. All you get is writing some prepared code and clicking the program button to get on the microcontroller. If you start your journey to microcontrollers, you should learn how those things work and how to program “barebone.”


Like all new things, you probably should start blinking LEDs with AVR using tools like AVRStudio with GCC compiler, programmer adapter, and breadboard. Cl97 wrote a very simple guide on how to get it done. If you are an Arduino fan, do the same with the Arduino digitalwrite() function and then compare binary size and blinking speed.

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